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  • A four week long curfew on the islands

    Updated: 26 May 2021

    There is an ongoing four-week long curfew on the island owing to rising COVID-19 cases.

  • Tourist attractions closed till further notice

    Updated: 29 May 2021

     Tourist attractions attracting large gatherings closed till further notice.

  • RT PCR report on arrival

    Updated: 29 May 2021

    A negative RT PCR report has to be presented by all passengers on arrival.

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  • All passengers will be required to go through thermal screening.
  • All incoming passengers have to carry the RT-PCR negative test report issued from an ICMR approved lab. The test should have been taken within 48 hours. RT-PCR timeline begins from the swab collection time. Any passenger without it will be sent back to the origin. Also, handwritten reports are not acceptable.
  • Along with having the negative RT-PCR report, all incoming passengers will undergo Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at designated testing centers that are located within two kilometers of Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair.
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  • Activities attracting huge crowds such as the Light and Sound Show at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island and National Memorial Cellular Jail, water sports, beaches, and other such activities have been suspended across all three districts for another four weeks starting from May 20, 2021.
  • A new standard operating procedure for adventure water sports has been issued.
  • Travelling to North and Middle Andaman Islands, Nicobar group of islands, and Little Andaman Island is not allowed for tourism purposes as of now.
  • The ongoing night curfew has been extended by one hour from 9 pm to 5 am.
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  • Even if the test of the result conducted on arrival is negative, all passengers still have to home quarantine for a week.
  • Any passenger with a positive test result will be sent for institutional quarantine for further treatment.
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  • Regular flights to Port Blair (the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) are operational now.
  • There are direct flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi.
  • Public transports like cabs, taxis, and bus services are also functional.
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Travellers should carefully follow social distancing norms and wear masks as well. Also, before making any booking, they should refer to the latest travel news on the government website of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Trekking in Port Blair

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a hub of adventure activities. It is counted among the top destinations for quenching your thirst for thrill as it has numerous beaches, islands, and tourist hotspots. To get that adrenaline rush, you can go for scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and a lot more. And if that is not enough, then you can go for trekking in Port Blair (the capital city) that will give you that much-needed high. There are a number of great trails that are perfect for finding the inner peace and experience solitude that you have been seeking.

You will find all kinds of trails in Port Blair- short as well as long. Its topography is perfect for everyone. The months from November to April are considered as the best time to go for trekking and you can easily book trekking tour packages in Port Blair. So plan your vacation accordingly. In this blog, we present all the important things that you should know about trekking in Port Blair. You can choose the trail that suits you the most.

Trekking in Port Blair: The Best Trails

We present the best trails in and around Port Blair that are sure to offer you mental peace. Add them to your itinerary and book trekking tour packages in Port Blair while holidaying in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Mahatma Gandhi National Park

Located near Wandoor Beach of Port Blair, this national park is famous for trekking. Mahatma Gandhi National Park is popular for its colorful marine life, lively coral reefs, and snorkeling sites. There is a diverse variety of flora and fauna here as well as some of the endangered species such as the water lizard, wild boar, and sea snakes. This national park is spread across as many as fifteen islands and it features marvelous mangrove creeks and tropical rainforests as well.

Location: SH8, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday – Open 24 Hours. Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee: INR 50 for Indian citizens and INR 500 for foreigners

Mount Harriet National Park

This national park is counted among the most visited national parks in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. An exotic national park not far from Port Blair, Mount Harriet National Park is set at a height of 383 meters and spread across an area of 46 square kilometers. One can see Andaman wild pigs, turtles, and robber crabs here. If you want to spend quality time amidst the wilderness, then you should avail the facilities of the Forest Guest House.

Location: Hope Town, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744107

Timings: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee: INR 10 per child (Indian), INR 25 per adult, and INR 250 per person for foreigners

North Button Island National Park

 A must-visit for all nature enthusiasts, this national park is very much famous in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Spreading across an area of 114 square kilometers, it attracts tourists from all across the world owing to its diverse animal species. The best time to visit North Button Island National Park is from December to March. You can also spot endangered species like the dugongs, water monitors, dolphins, etc. here.

Long Island is the nearest town to North Button Island National Park. It is located at a distance of 60 kilometers. You can reach the national park by hiring a boat service from Long Island. Set up in the year 1987, the island is known for its deep blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. It is also known for its spotted deer population.

Reptiles like water lizard and monitor lizard flourish here in abundance. The North Button Island National Park also has blue whales, sea turtles, dugong, dolphins, and other beautiful fishes as well.

South Button Island National Park and Middle Button Island National Park are also located near North Button Island Park. The other tourist hotspots around the park are Barren Island (60 kilometers from the park), Marine National Park (lies to the west of Port Blair), and Long Island.

Location: North Button Island, North Andaman Island, India

Entry Fee: NA

Chidiya Tapu (Munda Pahad)

Known for its gorgeous sunset, serene beach, and the Munda Pahad viewpoint trek, Chidiya Tapu is a great place to visit when you are in Port Blair. The trek is short and is more of a fun activity rather than a tiring one. All along the trail, you can see the trees labeled with their scientific names. You can also take some rest at the splendid sea viewpoints. At the end of the route, you can witness the incredible view of Rutland as well as some of the other islands at a distance. Walk along the beach for locating the starting point of this trail. You will see a board pointing to the trail. Carry your own snacks and water with you as there are no shops here.

Saddle Peak National Park

Spanning across an area of 85 square kilometers, Saddle Peak National Park is located in the northern part of the Andaman District. Here, you can spot rare species of flora and fauna such as the wild pig, Andaman hill myna, imperial pigeon, water monitor lizards, and saltwater crocodiles. There is an eight-kilometer-long beautiful trek from its entry to the mountain peak. Thus, it is the one-stop destination for hikers. People of all age groups can visit this national park and have a good time.

Location: Saddle Peak, North and Middle Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Timings: Monday to Sunday – 4 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fee: INR 25 for Indian citizens and INR 50 for foreigners

If you are also willing to go for trekking in Port Blair, then contact Andaman Island Travels today to get the best deals. To book trekking tour packages in Port Blair, this tour agency is the most sought-after place across the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is a reliable name among everyone and its dedicated staff is committed to offer you the best.

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